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Family Sins (2004)

A seemingly respectable pillar of the community hides sickening secrets within the walls of her family home.

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Brenda Geck
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Marie
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Philip Rothman
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Kenneth Geck
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Nadine Devereaux
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Joey Geck
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Carol Geck
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Jimmy Geck
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Jeremy Devereau
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Scott Mathers
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Leroy Hobbs
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Young Marie
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Susan Carter (as Kyla Anderson)
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A seemingly respectable pillar of the community hides sickening secrets within the walls of her family home.

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The world saw them as the perfect family. The law found some perfect criminals.

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Judge: [after convicting Brenda, her husband, and her son] By the time this state is done with you, Mrs. Geck, you will become one of two things: very old... or very dead. Get them out of my sight.
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Decent Film Based on a True Story
14 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

While the acting isn't superb in this made-for-television movie, the events occurring in it are excellent. This true story involves a prominent woman in the community, played by Kirstie Alley, that betrays single, struggling mothers. She manipulates one woman and has her and her daughter live in her rental property and she turns around and burns the house down, getting the woman to move into her own home. She locks the woman in the basement and raises her daughter as her own, teaching her to lie to social workers and steal from department stores. When the girl grows up, and has the baby of Kirstie Alley's son, she then goes to the police to help free her mother. But the story doesn't end here. Even in jail, Kirstie Alley wreaks havoc upon the lives of this mother, daughter, and grandson, both mentally and physically. Excellent movie, a must-see true life story.


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